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Remodeling Your House? Considering Adding Decorative Vent Covers!

Are you planning on remodeling your home? If so, then there are a few things that you should consider investing in. For one, if you are going to be using any type of heating or cooling equipment, you may want your vent covers to be decorative. This is something that many people forget about when they do home remodeling projects. Even though this may seem like an unimportant detail, it actually will make a significant difference in the overall appearance and aesthetic of your home.

What is a vent cover and why do I need one?

Your home most likely has an HVAC system that helps control the temperature, airflow, and air quality. In order for your system to properly function, there needs to be a way for air to escape into your home. This means that you’ll have to cut big, gaping, holes in your walls or floorboards. Of course, you wouldn’t want to just leave the holes open. Not only is it an eyesore, but there needs to be a way to control the airflow. Adding a vent cover is an easy fix to combat both the airflow and design issues. 

Vent covers not only serve a function as an air regulator, but they also act as an extra layer of filtration—catching debris and dust before being released into your home. We recommend closing the vent cover completely in low-use rooms such as the storage or laundry room to conserve energy and lower electricity costs. However, in high traffic areas like the kitchen, where there may be cooking going on, or in your children's playroom, opening up those vents can be beneficial. This will ensure optimum airflow so that people in these rooms will be able to breathe easily. 

What’s the difference between a basic vent cover and a decorative one?

Now that we’ve covered the purpose of having vent covers, let’s discuss the different kinds. There are three different types of vent covers—basic, decorative, and magnetic. You can choose whichever one fits your personal preference and style the best!

A basic or magnetic vent cover works well, but it won’t provide much in the way of aesthetics. If you prefer a cover that will match your interior design, we recommend looking into getting a decorative metal or cast-iron style vent cover instead. Decorative covers come in many shapes and colors, so it's easy for you to find something that matches exactly what kind of design you're trying to achieve throughout the inside of your home. 

Whether you decide to go with a basic vent cover or a decorative one, we have what you’ll need. When you’re ready to make a purchase, check out our catalog. 

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